FEMA Public Assistance Program: Blue Cypress Park Boardwalk

October 07, 2019  
Blue Cypress Park Boardwalk The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for Duval Blue Cypress Park Boardwalk repair due to damages in Hurricane Irma (DR-4337-FL PW 07844). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance (PA) Program. An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published October 06, 2017 for Hurricane Irma. Comments and other information received were fully evaluated by FEMA along with evaluation of social, economic, environmental, and safety considerations. This notice serves as a project-specific final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within the floodplain.

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions. This action complies with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements.

Responsible Entity: FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program

Applicant: City of Jacksonville

Project Title(s): PA-04-FL-4337-PW-07844; PN 17369 – Blue Cypress Park Boardwalk

Location of Proposed Work: Start (30.375423, -81.618509); End (30.376160, -81.619217)

Floodplain: Project is located in the AE Zone and VE Zone, otherwise known as the Coastal High Hazard Area, per Duval County FIRM Panels #12031C0213J dated 11/02/2018.

Proposed Work and Purpose: The City of Jacksonville plans to restore Blue Cypress Park Boardwalk back to its pre-disaster design and function within the existing footprint using in-kind materials. The boardwalk access, stairs, and transitions are all included in repairs. Work will occur on top of existing piles, with no new piles in water and no benthic disturbance.

Project Alternatives: The alternative that has been considered is the no action alternative. Alternate locations were not considered as the boardwalk is functionally dependent upon its location within the floodplain. The facility also provides open space uses for recreation.

Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described action funded by the FEMA PA program. Interested persons may submit comments, questions, or request a map of this specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4, 3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 or by emailing FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL-4337-PW-07844, Duval County at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.
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